petite anglaise

September 10, 2007


Filed under: mills & boon, on the road — petiteanglaiseparis @ 4:28 pm

Of course, despite the inauspicious start to our holiday, I needn’t have worried.

We catch our flight with time to spare (Easyjet Paris/Athens), enjoy a leisurely lunch (and the first of many cafés frappés) while we wait for the catamaran I’d pre-booked (yes, there is a limit to just how much I’m willing to improvise) to take us from Piraeus to Santorini. The owner of the hotel where we are due to stay for the first three nights comes to fetch us from the port when we realise we’ve arrived in the middle of the annual firework display and taxis are somewhat few and far between.

Spiros (yes, really) shows us to our room – more of an apartment really, with a mezzanine level in the curve of its whitewashed roof – and my jaw drops as I step out onto the balcony with its panoramic view of the whole west coast of Santorini: the broken outline of the volcano’s crater visible across the water, the lights of what must be the towns of Thira and Oia perched atop the cliffs opposite.

“We’re on holiday,” I say gleefully, for the twentieth time that day, as I slip an arm around the Boy’s waist.

He gives me that look. The same look he reserves for particularly sinful looking cream cakes when we walk past pâtisseries back home in Paris.

The look that makes my spine tingle.


Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaiseparis @ 11:51 am

The proof copy came in the post today… A paperback version of the manuscript, which is not quite the final version as it was printed prior to the copy edits. On the back there is all sorts of marketing blurb. But it almost looks like the real thing…

Disclaimer: the enlarged state of my pupils is not solely due to the excitement of receiving the proof copy, I also visited the optician this morning for an eye exam.

September 9, 2007

you know you're getting old when…

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 6:58 pm

… you decide to remove the year of your birth from facebook.


September 5, 2007

Oh my…

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaiseparis @ 9:35 am

On a whim, this morning, I typed “petite anglaise” into and look what I found…


Seeing it gave me an enormous jolt. I think only now am I starting to believe this is really happening…

Publication is currently set for late February 2008 in the UK, to follow in the US and Canada in the summer of 2008. For full information on all book related stuff, you can sign up for the mailing list here:


This is a dedicated mailing list to which only I, as administrator, can send email updates, so you will not be inundated with junk mail if you opt in. I will use this list to send a monthly update email with info about publication dates elsewhere in Europe, places where articles are set to appear, and so forth…

Now, while I get stuck into the copy edits, something tells me my comments box is about to be deluged with opinions about the cover…

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